Courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden

Bundle and Band

Step 2: Bundle several stems together. Take a rubber band and slide it over 2 to 3 stems. Coil the rubber band several times around the entire bundle of stems, sliding it over 2 to 3 more stems toward the end of the bunch. The rubber band will look as if you twisted a wire around the stems. As the stems dry, the rubber band will accommodate shrinkage.

Shown here: lavender (Lavendula)

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